One of my favorite Disney animated features is coming again to the big screen in their live action (meaning CGI) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. If this will do anything hopefully it will dispel my horrible memories of the 1994 live action version directed by Stephen Sommers. This version will play into our animated childhood as the animals have voices, Scarlett Johansson’s is an overtly seductive Ka in this trailer. This is NOT to be confused with the competing Warner Bros project that has Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan and is being put together by Andy Serkis’ company, Imaginarium. Hopefully director Jon Favreau will not fall into the Cinderella trap and gives us something fresh, but I have my doubts that will not be satiated until April 2016.
The Jungle Book